Should implementing design partitions speed up the fitter run time? I have my entire design split into about 9 blocks, all set for "Default" type Design Partition with "Preservation Level" of "final". I made a very small change to an unrelated piece of logic: some small mod to an LED blinking (as a test), and I noticed that the Analysis & Synthesis completed very very fast, but the Fitter process takes just as long. Is this normal?
Thanks, if you set the design partition to Final. Quartus will not take any changes into account in your verilog code. Unlike Standard edition.
You need to change back your partition to source first then to final again.
But the part I am changing is NOT in a partition. None of the code related to the 9 partitions changed.
You didn't really address my question: Should the fitter run time take the same amount of time as not using partitions?